All pages with keywords: Agriculture


Regional disparities in the beneficial effects of rising CO2 concentrations on crop water productivity

Regional disparities in the beneficial effects of rising CO2 concentrations on crop water productivity

a research article by Declan Conway 18 April, 2016

Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations ([CO2]) are expected to enhance photosynthesis and reduce crop water use. However, there is high uncertainty about the global implications of these effects for future … read more »


Environmental impacts of food trade via resource use and greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental impacts of food trade via resource use and greenhouse gas emissions

a research article by Carole Dalin, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe 4 March, 2016

Agriculture will need to significantly intensify in the next decades to continue providing essential nutritive food to a growing global population. However, it can have harmful environmental impacts, due to … read more »


Flexible Strategies for Coping with Rainfall Variability: Seasonal Adjustments in Cropped Area in the Ganges Basin

Flexible Strategies for Coping with Rainfall Variability: Seasonal Adjustments in Cropped Area in the Ganges Basin

a research article by Christian Siderius 2 March, 2016

Christian Siderius, Hester Biemans, Paul E. V. van Walsum, Ekko C. van Ierland, Pavel Kabat and Petra J. G. J. Hellegers. In: PLOS, 2016


Crop diversification and child health: empirical evidence from Tanzania

Crop diversification and child health: empirical evidence from Tanzania

a working paper by Stefania Lovo, Marcella Veronesi 15 October, 2015

Malnutrition is recognised as a major issue among low-income households in developing countries with long-term implications for economic development. Recently, crop diversification has been considered as a strategy to improve … read more »


Conservation payments under uncertainty

Conservation payments under uncertainty

a research article by Luca Taschini, Charles Palmer 10 February, 2015

The decision of whether to retain forest or convert to another land use is affected by uncertainty over future land use returns. This paper examines the design of conservation payments to landowners under uncertainty. Payments are either indexed to the returns from deforestation (agriculture), or to a market value associated with forest nonuse benefits. Payment size depends on the degree of correlation between payments and agricultural returns, and their relative volatility. Market-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) are simulated for Brazilian soybean growers. Payments indexed to carbon prices are larger than those indexed to international soybean prices. (JEL Q23, Q24) read more »


Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

a policy publication by Stefania Lovo, Mintewab Bezabih, Gregor Singer 26 January, 2015

Since developing countries typically have large agricultural sectors, the implementation of green agricultural policies can play a key role in helping shift to low-carbon economies. However, the challenge … read more »


Green farming policies should reduce poverty in developing countries

Press release 26 January, 2015

Green agricultural policies in developing countries must be carefully designed to reduce poverty, according to a new report published today (26 January) read more »


The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih, Andrea Mannberg, Eyerusalem Siba 16 September, 2014

Land tenure security has long been touted as key to increased performance of the agricultural sector in developing countries. This paper utilizes household level panel data to analyse the impact … read more »


Ben Groom – Understanding the Impact of Agricultural Technology: pitfalls, spillovers and k-factors

Research Seminar Serie 10 Oct 2012

Speaker: Ben Groom, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) read more »


Robin Burgess – Weather and death in India

Robin Burgess – Weather and death in India

Seminar Robin Burgess 29 Apr 2010

Weather and death in India Speaker: Robin Burgess, department of economics at LSE Abstract Weather and Death in India: Mechanisms and implications of climate change Part of the Climate Change … read more »